getcontent.jpeg

Special thanks to Shane Bien for writing this take and giving us the privilege to add it to GetGarnett.com. Again, if you guys see anything Lakers related that you think deserves to be put up, just e-mail us at GetGarnett@gmail.com.

As the heartbeat of all Lakers fans came to a flat line today, the city of Boston has begun to rejoice in their ceremonious Celtic ways once again. If you thought that landing Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen were big, don’t forget that Beantown also picked up Randy Moss and Eric Gagne as well. That my friends is a hell of an offseason for a city.

As for the City of Angels, the Lakers have officially become the Make-A -Wish franchise by overpaying for Derek Fisher and signing up cancer survivor Coby Karl as our 18th point guard. I’ve literally been sick all day just thinking about our inept front office and how the one player that the Lakers franchise and fans have been waiting for the last 3-4 seasons is now a Celtic. For the first time, the T’Wolves actually considers taking offers for KG, and what does the Lakers FO do? Wait. Leave the initial deal on the table and wait.

Paul Pierce demands to be traded and he receives Ray Allen and KG. Kobe goes on a worldwide tirade and he gets Derek Fisher and Coby Karl… but don’t worry Lakers fans, I hear that Mitch is working on signing Salvador Torres. Though small, our FO believes he will be great from the perimeter.

I seriously don’t get it. Bynum will NEVER be the player Kobe is. NEVER. Why this franchise is so enamored with the black version of Big Z is beyond comprehension. Though this is a dark day for Lakers fans, it is going to get worse. If our next focus is JO, the asking price has just been inflated. If you thought that Bynum & Odom were too much, just wait for the new demands. Yet, this isn’t even the worst part.

Now that Boston has become an elite team in the East, Chicago must now look at ways to improve. Though it won’t happen this year, by next offseason, Kobe will be where he wants to be.

I would like to continue writing, but I am honestly not in the mood to reiterate all the negativity that has already been burning on all the Lakers boards. As of now, our roster is at 15. The saddest day of my Lakers life (after Chick’s passing and Magic’s retirement) will be the departure of Kobe Bryant. In many ways, it is going to hurt more because just like many of you, we have all watched him grow.

Though no city in the world will ever love Kobe or embrace him as much as we have, the franchise that we all love has failed him. Be ready Lakers fans… Kobe Bryant’s Final Act in LA is upon us.

  • nyla

    This is depressing.

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 dark_ice18

    ….

  • DeepFrost

    hell yeah it’s depressing… but it doesn’t mean it’ll happen this way… I hope so…((

  • shortdiezel

    CAN WE TRADE JERRY BUSS FOR DANNY AINGE?

    SERIOUSLY..JERRY BUSS NEEDS TO SELL THE TEAM.. ALTHOUGH HE HAS BROUGHT MANY CHAMPIONSHIPS TO THE CITY OF LA.. THE TIME HAS COME FOR HIM TO DO WHAT’S BEST FOR THE CITY THAT HAS MADE HIM MILLIONS, AND FOR THE TEAM THAT HAS MADE HIM A LEGACY..

    HIS PASSION IS LOST AND HIS VISION HAS BEEN BLURRED..

    THE CELTICS ARE REVIVED.. AND NOW IS THE TIME FOR THE LAKERS TO BRING BACK SHOWTIME

  • shakobe

    look guys i know today is a bad day with garnett choosing boston and the kobe situation is not helping either, but damm it we are laker fans we always find some way we will get throught this, but insted of being upset and sad we have to make our voices heard we have to do what ever we can as laker fans to get the message across, becuase we are the laker fans not buss, we are the ones that dont go to sleep till 2am sit here and wait for new news we are the ones that search every day on forums and boards to see if anything new is out there, no more whining or being upset lets move forward.

  • cyrus

    Please stop whining, it’s over, KG is dead, we had the funeral a few hours ago, god bless his soul and he may rest in peace.

    Stop messing around with Kobe, Stop this depressed tone. DRAMA IS OVER. GET OVER IT. KG IS GONE. IN KOBE WE TRUST.

    What is this? I feel like I am among bunch of cry babies. Get your acts together. KEVIN GARNETT DID NOT INVENT THE GAME OF BASKETBALL, NOR DID KOBE.

    Is this site about KG and KB or is it about Lakers?

  • jk9999990

    thank you cryus

  • cyrus

    I am afraid if you continue with this apocalyptic tone and start posting this kind of crap about Kobe, it will be “The Final Act” for this blog….

  • LakerNation1

    we need to stop posting negative articles such as this. its time to look forward. we cant dwell on this kg stuff any longer. this bad time cannot define who we are. we are the best fans of all of the nba. time to look forward.

  • jk9999990

    i agree

  • truelakerfan32

    All we need is a solid low post player and a outside defender

  • somelakerfan1

    kobe dont need any shit doesnt need kg to win he is a winner he could do it

    i mean it if no big shit happenin this year i mean it kobe will avrage 50-60 a game cause his mad and i kno he wont leave la cause if he does………….

    he will ballhog and i dont care lemme ask u these kobe haterz when kobe said i wanted to be traded on espn.com the poll was thier should kobe be traded

    every signle satate siad yes and guess who was the only state to say no thats rite cali so (cant curse) be quiet u kno u guys want kobe and u kno it his better then all of ur favoirte nba team and active playerz rite kno

    so if he ballhogs dont say that

    look he has 19000 points now plus i bet he wont reach 32 or even 30 but he will be a great scorer

    plus jordan averged 30ppg in his crear and has 36000 points his the ballhog kobe only avreaged 23 or 24 inhis creear

  • MCADAMS711

    This person’s “take” is terrible and clearly derived from emotion. I would expect to see this in the comments. Very little logical reasoning. The Laker’s tried very very hard to get KG, yet they didn’t have the pieces to make it happen. That’s the bottom line. Not to mention the fact that old Celtics were helping each other out. I don’t care who is on the Lakers, I will continue to root for and support the team. The Lakers aren’t willing to mortgage the future, they will continue to develop young talent to secure the future. If they can work out a good deal, believe me they will make it.

    Now I’m going to have to agree with cyrus and say QUIT WHINING!

  • somelakerfan1

    [quote comment=”10236″]kobe dont need anyone doesnt need kg to win he is a winner he could do it

    i mean it if no big shit happenin this year i mean it kobe will avrage 50-60 a game cause his mad and i kno he wont leave la cause if he does………….

    he will ballhog and i dont care lemme ask u these kobe haterz when kobe said i wanted to be traded on espn.com the poll was thier should kobe be traded

    every signle satate siad yes and guess who was the only state to say no thats rite cali so (cant curse) be quiet u kno u guys want kobe and u kno it his better then all of ur favoirte nba team and active playerz rite kno

    so if he ballhogs dont say that

    look he has 19000 points now plus i bet he wont reach 32 or even 30 but he will be a great scorer

    plus jordan averged 30ppg in his crear and has 36000 points his the ballhog kobe only avreaged 23 or 24 inhis creear[/quote]

  • somelakerfan1

    [quote comment=”10236″]kobe dont need any shit doesnt need kg to win he is a winner he could do it

    i mean it if no big trade happenin this year i mean it kobe will avrage 50-60 a game cause his mad and i kno he wont leave la cause if he does………….

    he will ballhog and i dont care lemme ask u these kobe haterz when kobe said i wanted to be traded on espn.com the poll was thier should kobe be traded

    every signle satate siad yes and guess who was the only state to say no thats rite cali so (cant curse) be quiet u kno u guys want kobe and u kno it his better then all of ur favoirte nba team and active playerz rite kno

    so if he ballhogs dont say that

    look he has 19000 points now plus i bet he wont reach 32 or even 30 but he will be a great scorer

    plus jordan averged 30ppg in his crear and has 36000 points his the ballhog kobe only avreaged 23 or 24 inhis creear[/quote]

  • somelakerfan1

    [quote comment=”10236″]kobe dont need any one doesnt need kg to win he is a winner he could do it

    i mean it if no big trade happenin this year i mean it kobe will avrage 50-60 a game cause his mad and i kno he wont leave la cause if he does………….

    he will ballhog and i dont care lemme ask u these kobe haterz when kobe said i wanted to be traded on espn.com the poll was thier should kobe be traded

    every signle satate siad yes and guess who was the only state to say no thats rite cali so (cant curse) be quiet u kno u guys want kobe and u kno it his better then all of ur favoirte nba team and active playerz rite kno

    so if he ballhogs dont say that

    look he has 19000 points now plus i bet he wont reach 32 or even 30 but he will be a great scorer

    plus jordan averged 30ppg in his crear and has 36000 points his the ballhog kobe only avreaged 23 or 24 inhis creear[/quote]

  • laker24

    Boys I hate to say it but the Lakers not getting KG was all Kobe’s fault along with the two dumbest GMs in all of sports.If you watch the press conference at NBA.com you will see at about the 29 min. mark KG starts talking about LA, he seems to even smile a little then his face gets a sad look he says” LA is LA man what can you say about LA but with Kobes situation up in the air I could not see myself playing there”(where he obviously wanted to come). All Kobe would have had to do was tell KG come and I will be fine but no he gets his cell numbers changed and doesn’t make any attempt to persuade KG to LA. So I blame my all time favorite Laker after Magic for us not GETTINGGARNETT because people I hate to tell ya but LakerLand is where KG wanted to be.

  • kisofdeath

    get ready for the true “last season”

  • ONE

    ShipHisAssOut.com
    Mitchsnightmare.com
    GoodOldDays.com

  • http://www.myspace.com/on3s3qu3nc3 123kid

    wow these past two days have been such a disaster. just seein those garnett pictures bein posted up and seein him with his new celts jersey and on top of that, the lakers make news by signin someone thats not even gonna help out kobe, by the name of coby karl. but unlike other fans in any sport, but prolly not as dedicated like those people who watch the soccer games overseas, im still gonna stick with my team till the end. no matter how bad our FO is and how corrupt it is, im still gonna stick by kobes side and still believe that were contenders for the championship. HOPEFULLY the FO gets knocked up their heads and jerry buss finally realizes hez still drunk from when he got a DUI citation, and they realize that the training camp and the season is just around the corner, and they needa light their @$$es on fire and get work done! even it isnt some big shot name like JO, they still needa get the right type of players that are dedicated enough to win a championship (i.e. like the pistons did)!

  • truelakerfan32

    If we can get jermaine oneal for kwame brown,andrew bynum,vladimir romanivic,1st round pick,and cash

    trade sasha vujacic and future 2nd round pick for luther head

    sign chris webber or pj brown for vet minimum

    starting line up
    pg:derek fisher
    sg:kobe bryant
    sf:lamar odom
    pf:jermaine oneal
    c:chris mihm

    bench
    chris webber or pj brown
    luke walton
    ronny turiaf
    maurice evans
    jordan farmar
    javaris crittenton
    luther head
    brian cook

    we could be a championship contender!!!!

  • cyrus

    One tragedy (KG) was not enough? Now you have to post another imaginary disaster? Why so much unnecessary drama? didn’t we have enough in the past 48 hours?

    Isn’t time to erase that freaking name from this blog? Isn’t time to have a new name for this blog, so Laker’s fan feel comfortable visiting and posting on this blog?

    Isn’t time to end the drama and refocus on the basketball and Lakers without KG?

    And isn’t time to ignore those baseless Kobe topics, which are based upon non-expert opinions?

  • getgasol

    We need to stop feeling bummed about KG being gone. Now we have to figure out what the Lakers should do next.

    By and large, most of you guys keep saying get Jemaine O’Neal. I think we should go after Pau Gasol. check these numbers out (source: yahoo news & ESPN)

    Jemaine O’Neal ($19,728,000):
    Pts Reb Ast
    19 10 2

    Pau Gasol ($13,735,000):
    Pts Reb Ast
    21 10 3

    P.Gasol > J.O’Neal

    Not only did Gasol beat JO in all categories (other than a tie in rebounds), but he also did it in the much stronger western conference while JO did it in the weak eastern conference. And as an added bonus, Gasol costs $6 million less! This is a no-brainer.

  • ONE

    Can anyone post the Celtics actual line-up… KG, Pierce, Allen, and who else?

    We shoul’ve Included Mitch along with Bynum and Odom for Garnett.

  • lakersforlife77

    [quote comment=”10255″]Can anyone post the Celtics actual line-up… KG, Pierce, Allen, and who else?[/quote]

    perkins at center I believe and rajon rondo at pg, and glen davis is their bench :P . Everyone else worthwhile got traded.

  • laker24

    Cyrus I am now done whining it just hurts to know certain “insiders” like LakerTom were right that KG wanted LA and Kobe screwed it up for us. I guess we need to go after JO(asking price just went way up for the Lakers)and some how try to keep LO don’t see how that will work. Word of advice to the FO and Laker fans it might not sound great but we may be better off not making any trades this offseason except for Kwame and Farmar for Artest if we could get it done I don’t think it will ever happen. I think we should sit tight and see what Kobe is gonna do because if next season ends like this season ended, next summer is gonna be a whole lot worse than this summer was if that is at all possible.

  • shakobe

    Ray Allen
    Tony Allen
    Glen Davis
    Kevin Garnett
    Michael Olowokandi
    Kendrick Perkins
    Paul Pierce
    Leon Powe
    Gabe Pruitt
    Rajon Rondo
    Brian Scalabrine
    Brandon Wallace

  • http://www.myspace.com/on3s3qu3nc3 123kid

    aye seriously no worries though! i have a good feeling, with all the hype and all the celebration thats goin on in boston, their season will drastically end quickly! i have a good feeling theres gonna be some big injuries and so forth and even though they have pierce, garnett, and ray, doesnt mean they have a straight up set to be at the championship. miami is still good, cleveland is still up there, and detroit is always gonna be a beast to handle! i really think that they’ll fall to injuries just like the season when the lakers signed payton and malone. and im tellin u, we dont needa sign some big name players! we just need the right people who really want to win! END THIS KG NONSENSE! F*CK MCHALE, F*CK THE BOSTON CORRUPTION, F*CK THE CORRUPT LAKER FO! LAKERS ARE STILL THE BEST TEAM EVER KNOWN TO MAN AND KOBE IS STILL THE BEST PLAYER EVER!

  • kb24.com

    hey laker fans ………. we r just in the low point of our laker wishes and desires …………. our time will come again ………… we will one day be on top again …….. we will be the team no one expects ……… we will be the underdogs of the NBA ……….. all u laker fans know that we have the best player in the world ……… who just , may i mention, led his blue USA team to victory ……… we have the desire to win ……… we have optimism on our side ……….. DON’T LOOK DOWN ………. LOOK UP ……….. We r the LOS ANGELES LAKERS ……… we r not sacramento or boston or phoenix ……… we r who we want to be …………… we ,the lakers, have greatness trust upon us ……………. we will bring everyting we got …………. The rollercoaster which we r on is just at its low point ……….. we shall soon reach the top of this disaterous time which we had suffered………… we will be ready to fight any doubters ………… we will one day rejoice as the CHAMPIONS …………. and the best player ………KOBE BRYANT will get his fourth nba championship ring and first finals MVP………… Lakers all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DONT LOOSE HOPE ;)

  • gugy

    Thanks guys for the very informative site and to keep the dream of KG becoming a Laker.
    Unfortunately is not going to happen, So I will cry and hope the Lakers FO will do something to prove Kobe wrong and bring a quality star to our team. At this point seems that Kobe was right. FO is lame.
    So this might be very well Kobe’s last season as well as PJ.
    So I will say bye and never read this site again and wish all the best to GetGarnett.com fellows.

    See you later and god bless the Lakers, theyt really need blessings.

  • LakerNation1

    im glad some are starting to see the light more. let KG go. its over. im still HAPPY AS HELL that we got D-FISH. once a laker, always a laker. i said it before, and ill say it over and over. LA has the best fans. we dont dwell on crap everytime something bad happens. we let it go, move on, and kick ass to a championship. sure we have our rough patches, but thats life. we had our rough patch pre-3 peat, and then we got our 3-peat. this is another rough patch, and we’ll make it back to the top again.

    thats how it is in the NBA. it isnt NBA unless LAKERS are WINNERS. we are not like other sports teams that use “curses” and “bad luck” as excuses for their losses. we use our losses as learning tools, and jump back up again. i hope you all can understand what im saying, and most importantly, i hope kobe feels the same way. we cannot let drama define Laker Fans. We may be from Hollywood where things are made up. but Laker Nation cannot be anymore real.

  • Keep lamar

    Sum1 UN BANN ME PLZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I DONT EVEN KNO WAT I DID 2 GET BANNED!!!!!!!!

  • MacBSlick

    “Cyrus I am now done whining it just hurts to know certain “insiders” like LakerTom were right that KG wanted LA and Kobe screwed it up for us.”

    Sorry But Kobe didnt screw anything up. The F.O. screwed this up when they went after a 17 year old kid with no experience whatsoever that they had to hire a former center to teach him the last 2 years. WE DIDNT HAVE 2 YEARS TO WASTE ON ANYBODY PEOPLE. 2 FRICKIN WASTED YEARS. 2 FRICKEN @$%@ WASTED YEARS. Kobe is going into his 13th season with NOTHING. SAME FRICKING TEAM AS LAST SEASON. And if people think Fish is our saviour thier completely insane. We needed big time help and we didnt get it again. DR BUSS YOU and YOUR STAFF SCREWED LOS ANGELES. BYNUM BETTER GET BETTER AND FAST OR YOUR GOING TO GET YOUR BUTTS WHIPPED BY US FANS.

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 dark_ice18

    The future of the Lakers is going to look eerily similar to the present condition of the Minnesota Timberwolves in one year if Laker management continues to do nothing. With the biggest trade for a single player (one who we the Lakers coveted) just occuring in which the Minnesota Timberwolves are left looking like a chronic lottery team for years to come, what does Laker management say to themselves? Do they not see parallels between the situation the Timberwolves just moved into and the situation the Lakers are quickly moving toward? No one is so stupid (not even Laker Management) to not draw parallels between what just happened in Minnesota with KG and what very well may happen between the Lakers and Kobe in one year.

    Based on the logic above, I will assume the Lakers are hiding something within the organization. I will give them the benefit of the doubt in believing they are not so stupid as to not say, “damn, Minnesota got relative trash for KG and Kobe is in a very similar contractual situation AND OUR GUY ACTUALLY ALREADY DEMANDED A TRADE”. What are the Lakers hiding? No one knows but I think I have an idea. Its totally unfounded as are most things on this board.

    For one, I think the Lakers are hiding the development of Andrew Bynum. I think his development has given them a reason to not be so urgent in pursuing J.O. KG being traded hit very close to home in Laker Land given we have the best player in the World who, unlike Kevin Garnett, has demanded a trade. So if that player can opt out in 2 years to go to a winning situation, would he do it? Probably. So why are the Lakers sitting on their hands?

    I think a winning situation is what will keep Kobe in a Laker uniform two years from now. I think management and Kobe both know this. The signings of Derek Fisher, Kobe Carl, Luke Walton, Chris Mihm and Javaris Crittenton are not going to make us win. Management has to be impressed with the improvement of ANdrew Bynum. Of all the signings above, nothing compares to what the Lakers thought Bynum could be. If management believes they have a dominant center along with the best player in the World and a third wheel like Lamar Odom, then that explains their relative inaction.

    For two, winning cures everything. I think there is an unofficial agreement between Kobe and the Lakers that if the Lakers win, everything is fine in Laker Land. I believe the hangup is with what personnel is going to accomplish this goal.

    I dont think management will trade Kobe and I dont think Kobe truely wants to be traded but if the Lakers arent winning or contending for the trophy in 2 years there is not a doubt in my mind Kobe will walk. I dont think there is a doubt in anyones mind that Kobe will walk. So I reiterate, for management to be relatively inactive at this stage of the game tells me they believe they have something that will make the Lakers a winning team again. I believe that something is a third year, more mature Andrew Bynum. Time will definitely tell.

  • ONE

    Dont Unban KeepLamar, Its passed his bedtime, and he is crying like a little B….

  • cyrus

    Kb24,

    Great post, it’s inspiring, thank you.

  • Qwuor

    F*** KG. IT’S ONE THING TO CHOOSE BOSTON OVER LA..BUT FOR HIM TO SUBLIMINALLY BLAME KOBE FOR NOT COMING TO LA IS RIDICULOUS. HE’S GIVING THE MEDIA, KOBE HATERS, LA-FAN-KOBE-HATERS WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR ;THAT KOBE IS A VOLATILE FORCE AND CAN’T PLAY LONG TERM WITH ANOTHER ALL STAR. KG SHOULD SHUT UP. I GOT NO RESPECT FOR HIM. KOBE DIDN’T WANT TO SEEM FICKLE ABOUT WANTING TO BE TRADED, THAT’S WHY HE DECIDED TO BE QUIET AND LEAVE MGMT TO DO WHAT MGMT DOES; BRING IN TALENTS.
    IF BYNUM DOESN’T DO 15PPG 10RBS,2BLKS
    IF VRAD DOESN’T STROKE THE 3BALL CONSISTENTLY,
    IF LUKE DOESN’T IMPROVE THE DEFENSE @ SF,
    IF THE TEAM DOESN’T HOLD OPPONENTS TO 95PPG
    IF L.O AND TURIAF DOESN’T PROVIDE A CONSISTENT LOW POST PRESENCE,
    IF THE TEAM DOESN’T START HITTING THEIR FREE THROWS,
    IF THIS TEAM DOESN’T STAY HEALTHY ALL YEAR,
    IF LAKERS DON’T GO TO THE FINALS,
    KOBE WILL BE TRADED NEXT YEAR AROUND THIS TIME.

    OH AND ONE MORE THING..CUPCAKE IS STACKING UP GUARDS NOT BECAUSE THERE’S A BIG TRADE COMING UP; RATHER, HE’S TRYING TO REPLACE KOBE.. WITH NAVARRO, COBY KARL, CRITT, ETC. KOBE COULD BE TRADED THIS SUMMER..BUT DEFINITELY NEXT SUMMER.
    IT’S TOUGH BEING KOBE BRYANT RIGHT NOW. THE MEDIA IS GONNA PAINT HIM AS THIS LONER, WITH ABUNDANT OF TALENT BUT NO ONE WANTS TO PLAY WITH. HE’S A GOOD GUY BUT GOES ABOUT THINGS A LITTLE IMMATURELY BUT U KNOW WHAT? THAT’S MY GUY. I’M A KOBE FAN..I WISH HE WINS ANOTHER RING..HE’S THE ONE GUY THAT WANTS TO BE THE BEST EVER AT HIS CRAFT..I RESPECT HIM FOR THAT THO I THINK HE WILL COME 2ND TO A CERTAIN #23. IF ANY OF US HAD THAT APPROACH TO OUR PROFESSIONS, WE WILL BE HATED TOO BUT WE WILL BE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL.. ANYWAYS I HOPE KB24 THE BEST.

  • BEC

    This is ridiculous[quote comment=”10272″]”Cyrus I am now done whining it just hurts to know certain “insiders” like LakerTom were right that KG wanted LA and Kobe screwed it up for us.”

    Sorry But Kobe didnt screw anything up. The F.O. screwed this up when they went after a 17 year old kid with no experience whatsoever that they had to hire a former center to teach him the last 2 years. WE DIDNT HAVE 2 YEARS TO WASTE ON ANYBODY PEOPLE. 2 FRICKIN WASTED YEARS. 2 FRICKEN @$%@ WASTED YEARS. Kobe is going into his 13th season with NOTHING. SAME FRICKING TEAM AS LAST SEASON. And if people think Fish is our saviour thier completely insane. We needed big time help and we didnt get it again. DR BUSS YOU and YOUR STAFF SCREWED LOS ANGELES. BYNUM BETTER GET BETTER AND FAST OR YOUR GOING TO GET YOUR BUTTS WHIPPED BY US FANS.[/quote]

    EXACTLY! Its the FO fault not Kobe. You cant blame Kobe for anything that he did this offseason because behind all that he did was his desire to win, he just wants to WIN, win for LA, win for the LAKERS, win for the fans of the PURPLE and GOLD. Thats it.

  • cyrus

    Laker24,

    LakerTom is just a blogger at the LA-Times, I don’t know anything about him being an “insider.” I have respect for LakerTom because he’s a true fan and a great writer with a ton of BBL knowledge.

    To some extend, we could blame Kobe because of his foolish media frenzy. However, to make a trade happen, both sides must agree to the deal and we must just accept the simple fact that the Lakers did not have the necessary pieces to get KG. Look at what they are receiving from Boston in this trade, we could have never matched that offer, no matter how many teams we would involve. And, I am not gonna mention the relationship between Ainge and McHale VS Lakers……

    It’s so easy to just blame Kobe for everything but at the end of the day, owners and mangers responsible for what we have today and not Kobe. Laker’s present roster is the direct result of Lakers’ FO mismanagement and it will take some time to repair the damage.

  • cyrus

    Qwuor,

    When and where did KG blame Kobe for not coming to LA?

  • Qwuor

    [quote comment=”10283″]Qwuor,

    When and where did KG blame Kobe for not coming to LA?[/quote]

    “laker24
    Jul 31st, 2007 at 5:29 pm Quote ”
    If you watch the press conference at NBA.com you will see at about the 29 min. mark KG starts talking about LA, he seems to even smile a little then his face gets a sad look he says” LA is LA man what can you say about LA but with Kobes situation up in the air I could not see myself playing there”.

    doesn’t that seem like he’s saying kobe is to blame..i’m not a genius but mayb you are.

  • cyrus

    Please, I beg you, close this depressing thread and start a new one. Here are a few suggestions. It’s all about free agents, also look at the USA team, maybe we could find somebody there!!

    1-The best of weak free-agent crop. By Charley Rosen
    http://msn.foxsports.com/nba/story/7075794

    2-Top 20 free agents still hanging out there.
    http://www.sportsline.com/nba/story/10270529/1

    3-A rundown of Team USA’s roster.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?page=TeamUSA-Roster-Page1

  • cyrus

    Qwuor,

    Thank you for the info and yes you’re right, he kind of blames Kobe or better said “Kobe’s situation…” for his foolish choice.

    Shame on KG to even mention Kobe’s name on his interview. I have lost all my respect for this man, no I’m sorry, he’s not a man. If he was a man he would not blame his fellow NBA player for his stupid decision.

    Those 3 players, The Legion of Old and Frustrated Losers, are a good match. I don’t care what they say, Boston will not win a title, not with those 3. They may make some noise, but title? Never.

  • http://www.myspace.com/stevesspace TheEclectic

    Hey I hope you write a 2nd edition to this blog seeing as how KG basically said Kobe’s tirade basically took LA off the map for KG. We might have to rejoice when the cancer gets transferred to Chicago. Maybe we can throw in Kupchake and Jim Buss in a three personnel swap.

  • PHANTOM

    so what do you think we can get for kobe now. do you think deng gordon noah and filler is enough?

  • Qwuor

    I DON’T THINK WE ARE GETTING J.O. BIRD IS NOW GONNA UP HIS STANCE NOT SOFTEN IT. MAAN THE ONLY HOPE LAKERS FAN HAVE IS IF BYNUM COULD HAVE A 3RD YEAR LIKE AL JEFFERSON’S 3RD YEAR (16PPG 11RBS)..YOU KNOW AL JEFF 2ND YEAR #’S WERE EERILY THE SIMILAR TO BYNUMS 2ND YEAR #’S. CHECK IT OUT..BUT BYNUM WAS MORE EFFICIENT I THINK 55%FG VS 5O$FG..MORE BLOCKS ETC.. OUR HOPE LIES WITH BYNUM .

  • LakersFirst

    Dear Kobe,

    “Do something and do it now”. Well Kobe, KG was in our grasp and you had to F it up, by opening your big mouth and communicate to the world on ESPN radio, that you wanted to be traded. Thank you for killing any leverage the Lakers had (and if ignorant Kobe lovers, don’t think its true, remember what KG said “I didn’t really consider LA because the whole Kobe situation is up in the air…”).

    Explain how you, Kobe Bryant, crying on the air was going to allow the Laker organization to bring in talent, when the “superstar” on the team throws his team, no, throws the entire organization under the bus, like some crying b*tch. If you want a trade, at least show some professionalism and do it in private, not on public radio.

    Kobe, you can no longer soley blame the front office for this missed trade opportunity. Yes, the front office is to blame for missing out on Artest, Kidd, Boozer, Baron Davis, but this time, for one of the best players in the NBA today, you are now thrown in this blame – ” I didn’t really consider LA because the whole Kobe situation is up in the air…”

    In summary, the idiots that are Kobe Bryant (who because he’s a loud moth moron who does not know when to keep his mouth shut, will never be greater than Jordan), Mitch (I can’t make a trade to save my life) Kupcake and Jim (who the hell are you) Buss are in FACT MADE FOR EACH OTHER.

    ” I didn’t really consider LA because the whole Kobe situation is up in the air…”

    Thank you Kobe.

    Love, Long Time LAKER Fan (not Kobe fan)

  • http://www.lakers.com Ed

    I am back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but I am missing the 24 at the end of my name.

  • http://myspace.com/crunklilgangsta LiL_K

    get jo

  • http://www.myspace.com/kastro323 KINGKOBE24

    kobe haters need 2 shut the f-up
    ——————————

    kg is a dum ass the celtics aint gonna be shi* they got 2 old guys and paul pirce..wtf…..we laker fans because of kobe tell me if kobe was not a laker would you still be a laker fan?some of you hate kobe ok well he gt us to the playoffs he got us the win..when we wher gonna get the loose…im a laker fan but im more of a kobe fan 2..and if kobe gos its all good…the lakers fuc*t kobe up..kobe never said trde shsq kob never said trade buttler…who did this? the gms and jerry buss! not kobe..kobe youl time will come and when it does..all thes kobe haters are gonna shut the fuc* up..so keep talking shi* like -rapis-ball hog-and babyy cry—so what all you doing is adding fuel to the fire!!!

  • lafanfromindiana

    As long as Kobe doesn’t sit out the season or win the gold medal and call it a great career and move back to France with his buddy Marbury next year…..I’ll be happy no matter who plays around him or who he is playing for as long as its in the NBA this year.

  • http://www.myspace.com/kastro323 KINGKOBE24

    kingmothafu*kin*kobe the best player in the planet…PERIOD!
    he’s the KING!

  • lafanfromindiana
  • odom_kobe

    [quote comment=”10229″]IN KOBE WE TRUST.[/quote]

    cyrus
    that is a really gooood idea for the site name…but since a lot of people don’t want a players name we can change it t In Lakers we Trust?? or something lol iono i thought it was pretty good with kobe…maybe if we keep it with “in kobe we trust” he wont leave us :[

    anyways you should email the staff the name :P

  • BEC

    [quote comment=”10304″]Dear Kobe,

    “Do something and do it now”. Well Kobe, KG was in our grasp and you had to F it up, by opening your big mouth and communicate to the world on ESPN radio, that you wanted to be traded. Thank you for killing any leverage the Lakers had (and if ignorant Kobe lovers, don’t think its true, remember what KG said “I didn’t really consider LA because the whole Kobe situation is up in the air…”).

    Explain how you, Kobe Bryant, crying on the air was going to allow the Laker organization to bring in talent, when the “superstar” on the team throws his team, no, throws the entire organization under the bus, like some crying b*tch. If you want a trade, at least show some professionalism and do it in private, not on public radio.

    Kobe, you can no longer soley blame the front office for this missed trade opportunity. Yes, the front office is to blame for missing out on Artest, Kidd, Boozer, Baron Davis, but this time, for one of the best players in the NBA today, you are now thrown in this blame – ” I didn’t really consider LA because the whole Kobe situation is up in the air…”

    In summary, the idiots that are Kobe Bryant (who because he’s a loud moth moron who does not know when to keep his mouth shut, will never be greater than Jordan), Mitch (I can’t make a trade to save my life) Kupcake and Jim (who the hell are you) Buss are in FACT MADE FOR EACH OTHER.

    ” I didn’t really consider LA because the whole Kobe situation is up in the air…”

    Thank you Kobe.

    Love, Long Time LAKER Fan (not Kobe fan)[/quote]

    ” I didn’t really consider LA because the whole Kobe situation is up in the air…”
    Bull**** KG. If you really wanted to win you wouldve gone to LA, we have vets that are proven winners guys whove been there before and guys who KNOW how to WIN. You go to a team where you have no depth, no real solid point guard, guys who havent even played in the finals, and guys that are not even close to the talent combined and the DESIRE to really win as KOBE.

    How stupid can you be to really think it was Kobes fault that the Lakers didnt land KG?
    Lakers didnt have the pieces to really make this trade happen. The Celtics had an offer that was so much better than ours and there prospect in Jefferson has already been proven to be good and our Bynum is up in the air. The fact that they had more young talent and didnt have a huge two year contract in Odom makes the deal so much better than the Lakers. Bottom line, its not Kobes fault, its our front offices fault for bad signings and bad past trades. Lakersfirst, get it straight.

    Go LAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • k0be da 1 andonly

    [quote comment=”10314″]http://games.espn.go.com/nba/features/traderesult?players=981~2748~3002~1016~2421~580~614&teams=14~14~14~14~14~13~13&te=&cash=[/quote]
    ……..um …how can i put this…….da fuuuuk u smokin

  • BEC

    [quote comment=”10289″]Qwuor,

    Thank you for the info and yes you’re right, he kind of blames Kobe or better said “Kobe’s situation…” for his foolish choice.

    Shame on KG to even mention Kobe’s name on his interview. I have lost all my respect for this man, no I’m sorry, he’s not a man. If he was a man he would not blame his fellow NBA player for his stupid decision.

    Those 3 players, The Legion of Old and Frustrated Losers, are a good match. I don’t care what they say, Boston will not win a title, not with those 3. They may make some noise, but title? Never.[/quote]

    Well said. I have lost all respect for this little boy.
    He says he wants to win but goes to a team that has no proven winners, a complete moron of a coach doc rivers come on KG you idiot, no veterans who know how to win, a team that lacks depth, and wont get depth with all that money being paid to 3 players. He chooses that over a coach whos won NINE titles, the best player on the planet, proven vets who know how to win (fish/kb) have won rings, and better depth/talent. No respect for KG.

  • franchise98bn

    Let the Kobe sit out begin. I guess the new name of this is site should be FireMitch.com or NotCommittedToWinning.com.

  • truelakerfan32

    trade andrew bynum,kwame brown,sasha vujacic and a future 1st rounnd pick for pau gasol and future 2nd round pick.

    this trade would work for both teams since memphis is rebuilding their team.

    sign chris webber or pj brown for vet minimum

    sign corliss williamson

    starting line up
    pg:derek fisher
    sg:kobe bryant
    sf:lamar odom
    pf:pau gasol
    c:chris mihm

    bench
    chris webber or pj brown
    luke walton
    corliss williamson
    ronny turiaf
    maurice evans
    jordan farmar
    javaris crittenton
    brian cook

    lakers would be a team not to be wrecking with if they had those players.

    lakers front office do something,do it now!!!!!

  • rasarx

    I hate to be negative. For the last 3 years I have braved the downs and kept on being optimistic, but enough is enought. It takes a complete genius to possess the best player in the league and yet have a team that’s going nowhere fast. And that genius who can take gold and turn it into tin is Mitch Kupchak. I hate to say this, but the future looks bleak.

    The Lakers didn’t amount to anything with their cast for the last 3 years, and they won’t amount to anything with a slight variation of it now either. This is a very put-together team with no chemistry, no cohesion, and not much to hold it together.

    It’s funny looking at how Kupchak operates. Together with the rest of the retards of the Buss family they have no game plan. All he’s doing is going around, finding left over point guards and signing them like there is no tomorrow. And still, he has no real point guard.

    Let’s review the point guard situation as an example of the rest of the team. Let’s go back 3 years. Kupchak promised Payton he was keeping him, got him to sign, and then right away he traded him to boston to get Chucky Atkins and Marcus Banks. Payton got pissed at being lied to, didn’t report to Boston, and Boston refused to deliver Banks. I don’t remember all the details but it was something like that.

    Then they traded away Chucky Atkins (along with Butler for Brown)… So much for having a plan.

    Then it was “Smush Parker” (if this Mitch guy was any good at detecting talent he would have grabbed the “right” Parker when he was available).

    This year they signed Derek Fisher. Why would you let the guy go 3 years ago, and then bring him back again when he’s only half available? The poor guy has made it clear he may not be available to play on a consistent basis due to his daughter’s situation.

    Who’se left? Farmar (2nd year player), Vujacic (3rd year inconsistent player with no defense), Crittenton (rookie). They might have some future potential but none of them the kind of player who’s far along to help Kobe now. All these guards, and the team STILL has no solid guard…

    That’s only the point guard situation. If that doesn’t show you a complete lack of a comprehensive plan, I don’t know what does. Mitch doesn’t know the first thing about players, trades, managing salaries, how to trade in a way that you don’t end up stuck with long, dead contracts (e.g. Brian Grant, Odom, Brown, Radmanovic), how to build confidence among your players, how to create an atmosphere where players can thrive…

    The Lakers have been falling apart, and none of us, NONE, can show any signs of it stopping.

  • http://www.youtube.com/darkice18 dark_ice18

    JUST FINISHED MY NEW KOBE MIX HERE YOU GO!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SgUHlOKCYI

  • LakerNation1

    im glad some are starting to see the light more. let KG go. its over. im still HAPPY AS HELL that we got D-FISH. once a laker, always a laker. i said it before, and ill say it over and over. LA has the best fans. we dont dwell on crap everytime something bad happens. we let it go, move on, and kick ass to a championship. sure we have our rough patches, but thats life. we had our rough patch pre-3 peat, and then we got our 3-peat. this is another rough patch, and we’ll make it back to the top again.

    thats how it is in the NBA. it isnt NBA unless LAKERS are WINNERS. we are not like other sports teams that use “curses” and “bad luck” as excuses for their losses. we use our losses as learning tools, and jump back up again. i hope you all can understand what im saying, and most importantly, i hope kobe feels the same way. we cannot let drama define Laker Fans. We may be from Hollywood where things are made up. but Laker Nation cannot be anymore real.

  • nba analyst

    Another day, another stupid trade proposal by lakerfan32.

    Memphis isn’t going for that deal. Laker fans, who have done their best to throw guys like Odom, Kwame, Bynum and Farmar overboard….they now expect that other teams want to take them on and give up a good player for them.

    Memphis isn’t stupid.

  • lakerfan81

    Actually NBA analyst if Memphis was looking to completely rebuild or sell the team that would not be a bad deal for them. They would get two expiring contracts worth about 11M and a Center with a lot of potential in Bynum. In a few years Memphis could have a good line up with a core of Conley Lowry, Gay Milicic and Bynum; throw in a good SG to take over for an aging Miller (which they would have plenty of cap space to get one as a FA) and you would have a good team even if Bynum only developed into a 15 & 10 guy as long as he learned to play defense. The problem though is that Memphis is not doing either of those two things so Gasol is not going to be traded. He is still young (if he was 30 they might actually move him or if they have another bad season then they might next year) so they have a couple of years to develop their young talent with him as the center peice. Everyone seems to forget that they were a 50 win team just a couple of years ago. Its not a bad trade under different circumstances it is just misinformed.